Definition of inferno
: a place or a state that resembles or suggests hell the inferno of war; also : an intense fire : conflagration a raging inferno
Examples of inferno in a Sentence
By the time help arrived, the fire had grown to a raging inferno.
the intense heat of the raging inferno repeatedly drove back the firefighters
Recent Examples of inferno from the Web
Definitely make sure the kids are put to bed, because Dante’s Inferno doesn’t hold back on the gore or the T&A.
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Origin and Etymology of inferno
Italian, hell, from Late Latin infernus
First Known Use: 1834See Words from the same year
INFERNO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inferno for English Language Learners
: a very large and dangerous fire
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